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by Peter Thornton
Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Samlesbury Engineering
Replies: 12
Views: 10304

Re: Samlesbury Engineering

Here's some more information, supplied by Vicky at The Ruskin Museum in Coniston: Samlesbury was a training airfield during World War II. Samlesbury Engineering, (chaired by Sir Wavell Wakefield, later Lord Wakefield of Kendal) was a subsidiary of the Lancashire Aircraft Corporation at Wharton, ( on...
by Peter Thornton
Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Samlesbury Engineering
Replies: 12
Views: 10304

Samlesbury Engineering

Easter Monday was a lovely day, a classic English Spring day. There we were at an old medieval hall near Preston, selling sausages at a farmers market. Someone mentioned a cafe, in the hall. It was called the Bluebird Cafe. I asked why. Because this is where Donald Campbells boat was built, I was to...